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Bill's Terrace Inn

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200 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221-6903
410-687-5994
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
End of the season visit! CRABS!

My yearly stop for the BB's. THE BIG BOYS- They were steamed so the big flakes of meat just fell right out.Hmmmmm. Very filling only after a couple of crabs but hey forced myself. And yes, I had to get a cup of Cream and Crab. Lumpy and creamy. I know the Secret íngredient. Service was very good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2015
Danny E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

My yearly stop for the BB's. THE BIG BOYS- They were steamed so the big flakes of meat just fell right out.Hmmmmm. Very filling only after a couple of crabs but hey forced myself. And yes, I had to get a cup of Cream and Crab. Lumpy and creamy. I know the Secret íngredient. Service was very good but wait... More 

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Thank Danny E
Marineland, Florida
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Cold Beer, Good Food, Nice staff, dated interior. Little pricey but you're getting a fine meal. Usually a pleasant dining experience.

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Thank unpublished
Princeton, New Jersey
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146 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

The place doesn't look much from the road. The place is not open until 5:00 pm. But the bar is open at 4:30 when we got there. We met locals at the entrance who confirmed the recommendations we heard. You have to take a number from the bartender to assure your place when the restaurant section opens. The large crabs... More 

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Thank sunjoe075
Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The crabs were very tasty. We didn't feel rushed at all. You can sit and eat your crabs and socialize, which is really what it as all about.

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Thank Vivian S
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Mr.Bill's Terrace Inn hands down has the best crabs in town. Their uniquely delicious seasoning can't be beat. The owner Steve appreciates his customers and works very hard to make sure they have a great time there. Karaoke hosted my Mark Bishop is great fun on Saturday nights. They have a great selection of other food available also.

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Thank Ari S
Essex, Maryland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

If you're looking for high-end decor and ambience, this is not the place; however, if you want the best crabs in the area, then you have hit the mother lode with Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn! Steve, Mr. Bill's son, is a character! He "holds court" and is a great storyteller. The crabs are huge, hot, and plentiful! The beer is... More 

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Thank CUINKW
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

In Maryland, you can find crab places on just about every other corner. Some places get it right, and some places don't. Mr. Bill's Terrace Inn gets it right. They understand the simple, low maintenance but great quality crab experience. My wife and I have been here several times and we've never gotten a bad crab. Tasty, with just the... More 

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Thank Rich B
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We ordered a dozen of the most expensive crabs and a dozen of the ones that were one step down. They were SOOOO big and SOOOO full that I had a hard time getting down 2 of them. I also ordered a cup of the Cream of Crab/Maryland Crab blend. The seasoning that they used on the crabs was really... More 

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Thank Megan B
Phoenix, Maryland, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My family has been going to Mr Bills for many years. I've been eating crabs since I could walk and have been to pretty much every crab house in town. The crabs here are, by and far, the best. So last night, for the first time, I got a crabcake. I've stopped ordering crabcakes out because I am always disappointed.... More 

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2 Thank Jacqueline A
Essex
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Crabs are excellent, they use their own seasoning and they are great every time. Highly recommend but be prepared to pay.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Eastern Blvd, Essex, MD 21221-6903
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: 410-687-5994

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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